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1855, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1855
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.3 (3); Copenhagen NCG HIN 48 (H.182); London BM GR 1893.6-28.4 (B 624); Munich 5170; Rome MNR 380168; Vatican 13883
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing tall diadem (H 4) above wide band of finger-waves framing tall forehead. Eyes moulded as raised flattish ovals. Compact mouth with full lower lip. Large disk earrings. Hair below ears falling in 2 strands of ribbon locks. Cover tile attached at mid-height of plaque, with upper back of plaque concave.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 33, No. II:11b; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 174, B 6.1.26; Winter 2009a, pp. 437-438, 6.C.4.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief, wearing tall diadem & disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20?
  • Width: 15.4
  • MPD: 10.3
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 8/3, black hair with white wavy lines
  • Condition: Restored from 2 non-joining, not-belonging, fragments
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.7
  • Width nose bottom: 3.7
  • Width mouth: 4

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